Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Poetry: "Nobody Writes Poetry About August"

I know that no one voluntarily reads poetry any more.  I get it.  The new blog page features a nifty running count of page views.  See it down there in the bottom left hand corner?  It even has a little graph confirming my suspicions that on my best day have I readers in the low dozens.  Poetry will make it flat line.  But I’m a glutton for punishment, so here goes anyway.

Nobody Writes Poetry About August

Oh sure, gush about your May mornings,
your dazzling June, even your soggy April.
Haul out your Roget’s for September ripening  grain,
          October umber and amber, November crisp air.
Let crystal December dazzle your eyes,
          and wallow in some January bleak mid-winter.
Maybe if it weren’t for lovers February, short and wretched,
          might fare worse—who can rhyme it anyway?

But who writes paeans and odes to August?

Long days have lost their charm amid the swelter,
          birds gasp on telephone wires,         
          stray cats dance on asphalt,
          sweating lovers can’t be bothered,
          children crank and whine,
          strangers snap like match sticks
          and fill each other full of holes,
          the fucking lawn needs mowing—again.

Write about that, you damn poets.
          Go ahead—I dare you. 

                                                                     —Patrick   Murfin

1 comment:

  1. Hey,I like August. So here is a little August love poem I found on the internet. LOL

    My little august bloom

    I will always love you
    Even when I am feeling blue

    Where ever you may be
    I will be there next to you
    I will always love you
    My little august bloom

    If you ever cry
    I can see it in the sky
    I will light a candle for you
    My little august bloom

    Every breath that I take
    I take it just for you
    I wish that I was there with you
    My little august bloom

    You will always be the light
    That warms my coldest nights
    You shine bright within my eyes
    The only reason for my life

    My little august bloom
    I am so in love with you

    Nick Kler

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